Schoolhouse Rock - Science Rock

Electricity

Music & Lyrics: Bob Dorough
Sung by: Zachary Sanders
Animation: Kim & Gifford Productions

When you're in the dark,
And you want to see
You need uh...             }} Electricity, electricity!

Flip that switch
And what do you get?
You get uh...              }} Electricity, electricity!

Every room
Can now be lit
With just uh...            }} Electricity, electricity!

Where do you think
It all comes from?
This powerful...           }} Electricity, electricity!

Through high wires
To here it comes,
They're bringing the...    }} Electricity, electricity!

Every building
Must be wired
To use it uh...            }} Electricity, electricity!

Power plants
Most all use fire
To make it uh...           }} Electricity, electricity!

Burnin' fuel
And using steam
They generate...           }} Electricity, electricity!

Turn that generator
By any means.
You're makin' uh...        }} Electricity, electricity!

{A generator is a machine that contains a powerful magnet that
 creates a magnetic field.  When wires are rotated rapidly through
 this field, then a current of electricity is produced.  Now: if
 we only had a superhero who could stand here and turn the
 generator real fast, then we wouldn't need to burn so much fuel
 - heh- to make...} Electricity!

Benjamin Franklin
Flyin' his kite
Was searchin' for...       }} Electricity, electricity!

He knew that it had something
To do with lightning
It's all uh...             }} Electricity, electricity!

Rubbin' a comb
With wool or fur
Will give you a charge of...
Static... Electricity!     }} [Electricity, electricity!]

Strokin' a cat
To make it pur,
You're buildin' up static
Electricity!               }} [Electricity, electricity!]

{Electricity at rest is called "static electricity", like in the
 winter, wearing a heavy coat, you get a shock off the doorknob.
 Or you scrape across a carpet, and sneak up on your very best
 friend, and zap him on the ear with a shock of...} Electricity!

Current flowing
To and fro
Makes a circuit of...      }} Electricity, electricity!

Voltage is the pressure
That makes it go,
It's pushin' the...        }} Electricity, electricity!

Watts will tell you
Just how much
You'll be using the...     }} Electricity, electricity!

Powerful stuff so
Watch that plug.
It's potent...             }} Electricity, electricity!

Electricty!                }} [Electricity, electricity!]
Electricty!                }} [Electricity, electricity!]

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